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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
japan and the pacific, triggering a gigantic tsunami. entire islands wiped out. look at these incredible pictures of the giant wave as it rushes inland. buildings swept off their foundations. rivers changing direction. sweeping away cars, boats and people. the entire west coast, under a tsunami warning at this hour. this is a special edition of "good morning america," "tsunami in the pacific." >>> and good morning, america. that earthquake that hit japan overnight is just devastating. the largest in japan's history. 1,000-times more powerful than the quake that hit new zealand almost 3 weeks ago. the strongest in the world since the indian ocean earthquake of 2004. spider jets have been deployed to inspect quake damage. the entire country is under a state of emergency because of a failing power plant there. it is devastating. >> the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.9. it is huge. the biggest earthquake on record since they started keeping records in the early 1800s in japan. it's been followed by at least 19 massive aftershocks. many of which have been over 6.0 themselves. there are rep
ABC
Mar 12, 2011 8:00am EST
>>> this morning, there are real fears of a meltdown in japan. there has been a giant explosion at a nuclear power plant there. the evacuation zone has been doubled in size and tens of thousands of people are now getting out. smoke is billowing out of the plants and japanese media outlets say there is radio active material in the air. >> it could be nuclear disaster on top of natural disaster for the country. the death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami is well into the hundreds and expected to climb. entire villages have been swept away, trains vanished and now the race is on to rescue those trapped in the rubble. thousands are unaccounted for, including many americans. christiane amanpour and a team of our reporters are live in the quake zone. >>> now, live from new york, weekend anchors, bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> and there are fears this morning of a possible nuclear meltdown in the country of japan. this is a video of massive explosion at a nuclear power plant just hours ago. japanese media reporting that it blew the roof off the building that houses
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
, a nuclear one. partial meltdowns may already be happening at two reactors in japan. four more are at serious risk. nearly 200,000 people are evacuated. there are reports that some people are already sick. the government is planning to hand out special tablets to protect people, especially children, from cancer. >>> now we're getting word that the prime minister is calling this japan's greatest hardship since world war ii. it's a situation that is changing by the second. as we said, the japanese government admits there may be a partial meltdown happening at two reactors at one nuclear facility in the quake zone. they're warning that another explosion similar to yesterday's could be imminent. so far, no reports of massive radiation leaks. the situation remains unstable. people within a 12-mile radius are being evacuated. take a look at this. the photo that says just so much. a small child being scanned for exposure to radiation. that's probably not the only child that will have to go through that. >> absolutely not. has to be scary and confusing for children there. this is an unprecedented man
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
for the first time, and we're learning that the death toll in japan could be exponentially higher than initial estimates. in one state alone, they say there could be more than 10,000 dead. christiane amanpour covers it all from the air and from the ground along with our team of reporters caught in the aftershocks. >>> and compounding the natural disaster, a potential nuclear one. partial meltdowns may already be happening at two reactors in japan, and four more are at serious risk this morning. nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated. there are reports that some people are already sick, and now the government is planning to hand out special tablets to protect people, especially children, from cancer. >>> and just now we're getting word that the prime minister of japan is calling this japan's greatest hardship since world war ii. it's a situation that's changing by the second. as we said, the japanese government now admits that there may be partial meltdown happening at two reactors at one nuclear facility in the quake zone, and they are warning that another explosion similar to yesterday's c
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport security. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away from his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there was a third partial meltdown overnight. 11 injured in the blast. and after american officials detec
ABC
Mar 12, 2011 7:00am PST
. >>> and there are fear this morning of a possible nuclear meltdown in japan. this is video of a massive explosion of a nuclear power plant just hours ago. and japanese media now reporting that it blew the roof of the building that houses the reactor. but the government spokesman said the metal container that shelters the reactor are not affected and radiation levels around the plant are actually dropping which if true would be hopeful news. >> yes, if true. we should stress that. despite the fact the government officials are trying to reduce the fear level. they've expanded the evacuation zone around the plant from 6 miles to 12 miles. check out this picture, gas masks, an indication just how serious things are near the reactor site. those who cannot leave are told to stay inside and to cover all of the openings to their homes with wet towels and not drink the tap water. this is the plane we're talking about. the plane was damaged in the earth quake that hit japan. the quake and tsunami left behind a truly, truly wasteland of broken roads, washed out homes and cars. the japanese foreign minister
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, the heroic workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c., suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 female stars have been hit so far. and now, the fbi is on the case. >>> good morning, again. we have two, big stories developing this morning. let's take another look at those pictures out of libya. the rebels say they shot down one of moammar gadhafi's war planes while it was attacking them. is this proof that gadhafi is defying america? also this morning, gadhafi says he's just sent a letter to president obama, saying he is prepared to die in this fight. >>> also i
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am PST
japan and the pacific, creating a gigantic tsunami, wiping out entire cities and islands. look at these incredible pictures of the giant wave as it rushes inland. killing hundreds. a japanese train along the coast that's totally disappeared. and north of tokyo. tsunami warnings around the around and our west coast. this is a special edition of "good morning america." disaster in the pacific. >>> good morning to all the viewers in the west. the earthquake that hit japan overnight is devastating. the largest ever in japan. 1,000 times more powerful than the one that hit a couple week ago. >> you are looking at pictures the tsunami. wiping our entire trains we're told have been swept away. we're hearing reports of big boats with as many as 100 passengers on board swept aboard. and several hundred people are reported dead but we are hearing reports of thousands upon thousands missing perhaps dead as well. the japanese coast guard is searching for ship with 80 people onboard. and other rode waves into cities slamming into overpasses as you see there. >> state of emergency in japan.
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight, a third explosion and a fire at japan's nuclear facility. all four reactors, now critically compromised, as japan stands on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. hundreds of thousands ordered indoors, as radiation levels spike. contaminated citizens isolated from their families. as tokyo braces for the fallout, could america's west coast be at risk? >>> and new images of the tsunami's force and fury. residents, percent perched atop trucks. clinging to survive. in its wake, entire destruction. a sign of hope, though. 9,700 feared dead, now found alive. diane sawyer is on the ground, leading our team, as japan continues to face an unprecedented disaster. >>> and good morning. we want to get right to the latest on that nuclear crisis that took an ominous turn over night. >> even worse than we thought. >> much worse. another explosion and a fire at those reactors. japan's prime minister pleaded for calm. but warned of more radiation leakage. and other officials, both here and in japan, describe a state of panic and catastrophe inside tho
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
and this morning, breaking news. are we watching a suicide mission in japan? helicopter pilots in harm's way, dumping sea water. and a frantic scramble to stop a nuclear meltdown. >>> we take you inside the radiation zone, where cameras capture the panic. the mile-long line for groceries. the rush for drinkable water. and the expanding exodus that now reaches streets and airports of tokyo. the u.s. tells americans to evacuate the danger zone and sends in planes to get them out of japan. >>> and two exclusive interviews. tiger and trump. we go airborne with donald trump, who is sounding more like a candidate for president. >> part of the beauty of me is that i'm very rich. if i need $600 million, i can put up $600 million myself. >> and tiger tees off about his frustrations on the golf course. and the challenge of living life as a single dad. >>> and good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. the latest developments this morning. steam still rising from three of those nuclear reactors. one of those, worse, in fact. it shows the plant at a very critical point. and japanese
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
in radiation drives out the last line of defense, as another fire flares up at japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and the fukushima 50. new details this morning about the heroic team, facing death, working inside the scariest place on earth. even helicopters sent to spray the plant, turned back because of the danger as major aftershocks shake tokyo. >>> could the meltdown happen here? "gma" takes you inside an american working plant, to show what the workers face every day. >>. >>> and the run on medicine back home. the rush to buy iodine pills and radiation detecters. but just how worried should we be? >>> and good morning, america. an incredible story unfolding at that nuclear plant. the workers pulled out overnight, because of radiation levels. and they're standing by to go back in at this very hour, likely exposing themselves to so much more radiation. >> just to give a sense of how much risk they are facing, back to the chernobyl disaster. almost 50 of the workers there sacrificed their lives. more than 100 had radiation illness. since you all went to sleep, h
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> also this morning, a new threat in the japan nuclear crisis. workers are pulled from the plant after mysterious smoke rises from a reactor. and this morning, a survivor. a grandson speaks out after spending nine days in the rubble with his grandmother. >>> a stunning twist in a shocking murder. a yoga store employee, accused of weaving a wild tale, to cover up the murder of a fellow employee. now, the victim's parents speak out live. >>> and tonight's the night we take you behind the scenes with a new cast of "dancing with the stars." and this question this morning, who is already showing they've got chemistry? >>> and good morning, indeed, everyone. george is off this morning. we are delighted to have our good friend, david muir, back with us. >> always great to be by your side especially on a morning of breaking news. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now there is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond and whether he'll make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this mor
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> desperate measures. canons shoot tons of water into japan's crippled nuclear plant, in a desperate race against time to prevent a catastrophe, as an elite force of fireman head into the danger zone. >>> the president says, not once, but twice, that dangerous radiation will not reach our coast and is not a threat to americans. >>> and a war online. a viral video gone bad. the 13-year-old under attack for making her dream come true. is this really the worst pop song ever? rebecca black takes on her critics this friday, in a "gma" exclusive. ♪ >>> and we want to get right to the two, big breaking stories. there's encouraging news out of japan this morning. we're going to get to that in just a minute. it's libya we turn to first. last night, the u.n. approved that resolution, authorizing air strikes. the president consulted with allies through the night on possible military action. it could begin within hours. >> that's why jake tapper is here with us in the studio. we're going to begin with the anchor of "this week," christiane amanpour. christiane, i know you spoke to gadhafi's son over
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. workers burned by 10,000 times normal radiation. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live after her victory. >>> and put your paws up, going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much breaking news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller working alone and asleep on the job at a major airport as two planes were landing. this morning, we
ABC
Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> unbelievable video. >>> we do begin with the nuclear cris in japan, entering its third week. and an apology this morning from officials at the japanese power company to the three workers who suffered severe radiation burns. plus, there's new reports this morning in a major setback in the effort to contain the crisis. our neal karlinsky has the very latest from tokyo. neal? >> reporter: bianna, things are not exactly going well out here. but there is one bit of good news this morning. one of the reactors, reactor number one, is now stabilizing. the problem is with the other reactors. especially reactor number three. a lot of problems there. in fact, an unnamed source telling "the new york times" for the first time, that a large crack is visible, running down that reactor. and as the source points out, the problem with cracks is, they don't get smaller. today with one reactor suffering a possibly core breach and workers suffering severe radiation burns after water seeped over their boots. an official at the reactor overseeing the catastrophe apologized. if we had given them the heads-up thoro
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
of the fuel pools boiling again. how far and how fast is nuclear contamination poisoning japan? our journey with a geiger counter from the fish markets to the neighborhoods surrounding tokyo. >>> the worst wedding video ever? the couple driven to tears by their wedding photographer. why their next move was to head to court. >>> and kirstie alley versus the karate kid? who sizzled? and who fizzled in the ballroom. those surprise dance moves have everyone talking this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, taking a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
out of japan. the reports earlier that radiation levels and water at the damaged nuclear reactor had spiked exponentially but now power officials say that those readings were a mistake and that they are sorry. neal karlinsky is in tokyo with the latest. neal, one has to imagine all this confusion is the last thing they need in tokyo as they try to rebuild their lives. >> reporter: bianna, this entire situation is unimaginable to people here. you have to keep in mind right now it is sunday night in japan and for an entire day the people of japan have been following breaking news across the board here of an evacuation of reactor two because of spiking radiation levels 10 million times normal levels. they've been on with this all day. government officials have been commenting about this. it's a cause for huge concern for people. now from the middle of the evening, after dinner for most people, the power company tepco came out and said simply a short statement. the number is not credible. it's a mistake. we're very sorry. they won't release the actual data of what is going on inside reac
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
of gadhafi's son is killed in an attack by one of his own. >>> there is also breaking news from japan this morning. one of those fuel pools boiling over and uranium reality check. how fast is nuclear contamination poisoning japan? our journey with a geiger counter from the fish markets to the neighborhoods surrounding tokyo. >>> the worst wedding video ever? the couple driven to tears by their wedding photographer. why their next move was to head to court. >>> and kirstie alley versus the karate kid? who sizzled and who fizzled? surprise moves making headlines from "dancing with the stars." >>> and good morning, everyone. to all of your viewers out west. george taking a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> we have breaking news on the third night of air strikes and reports that one of gadhafi's sons died. >> and there's still major questions about colonel gadhafi himself. we still don't know where he might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hide
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
japan this morning. nuclear fallout. radiation, now, poisoning tokyo's tap water. officials warning the water supply's unsafe for babies. plus, new images from inside the evacuation zone. the first picture and the story they tell this morning. >>> a miniature train speeding out of control, caught on tape. young children and their parents thrown from the runaway train. this morning, the father of one of the victims speaks out. >>> you might have heard about the backstage blowup. what really happened? robin's interview with chris brown making headlines this morning. what happened when the cameras stopped rolling? the latest, on "gma." >>> and we do say, good morning, america. another quiet day here at "gma." >> dawn of a new day. >> we'll get into the chris brown story in great detail later this morning. let's talk about the weather. >> the weather is always safe. so much warmer here. this morning, we're getting so much snow. part of a massive winter storm, dumping hail and twisters all over the usa. >> did we say it was spring? >> i think we did. >>> and from libya this morning, big
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight. japan's crippled reactor is now in danger of multiple meltdowns. poisonous radio active water pouring out uncontrollably. this morning, the inside story of the man who drove right up to the gates of the reactor get answers. >>> target -- libya. rebels close in on gadhafi's hometown. the libyan leader under siege. losing his grip on two major oil complexes. how long before the dictator bolts? >>> oh! >> oh! oh! >> caught on tape. teen mom meets fight club with an all-out brawl. a new black eye for the controversial mtv reality show and one of its most contentious stars. ♪ >>> on the loose. major security breach at a new york zoo. a deadly cobra gone missing with a bite that can kill in a matter of minutes. good morning, everyone. we hope had you a fantastic weekend. well, look who's back. hope you had a great vacation. >> thank you. but i know there's a deadly cobra in new york. >> i'm telling up. >> but i missed all the excitement back here. >> what excitement. we'll go to lunch. >>> also, vice president biden trying to cle
ABC
Mar 20, 2011 8:00am EDT
to forgot the other major story this morning, that, of course, is japan. today, a story of hope. nine days after the earthquake and tsunami, an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson are rescued. there are also new fears about the country's food and water supply. david wright has the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. just when they seem to be making progress, a setback today. officials say the pressure inside reactor number three has built up to such a critical degree they may have to release radioactive steam, even though that would though doubt cause further contamination. today, there were also hopeful developments. late today, a dramatic bit of hopeful news. a miracle rescue. rescuers freed this 80-year-old woman and her grandson. she was apparently pinned under her fridge. the two survived nine days eating yogurt from the fridge. new video of the tsunami before it hit shore. that shadow on the horizon is the wave. you get a sense of how enormous it is. silent footage, but it is jaw-dropping. on land, they're dealing with the damage. most urgently at t
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> we'll see if that changes. >>> we're going to turn, now, to the nuclear crisis in japan. there's new worries this morning after lethal plutonium was discovered in the soil near the cripple plant. neal karlinsky is live with the latest in tokyo. neal? >> reporter: george, they are worried about plutonium samples that you mentioned found in and around the reactors. also, highly-radioactive water that continues to leak out of there. the people most at risk are people that live near the reactors. people that refuse to leave their homes, despite calls to evacuate. it is a roadblock few have dared to cross. the sign says danger. and it is the edge of the restricted zone, just 20 kilometers or about 12 miles from the nuclear plant. a japanese team has ventured in to check on whether anyone has refused to evacuate. they find a rice farmer who seems to have ignored pleas to leave. and all common sense about the radiation filling this place. there aren't many goods available, he said. there aren't shops open. there are farmers in the area. so, we have vegetables. this, he says, is his neighbor
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
, they thought they'd be hearing rumors of that for some time. thank you very much. >>> to japan, to the nuclear crisis where that crippled plant is causing big concerns about the food supply. officials are testing soil in regions hit hard as they try to determine if spring farming can begin. our neal karlinsky has the latest from tokyo. good morning, neal. >> reporter: good morning, robin. farming is a sensitive topic around here because of contamination. they've found unusual levels of radiation in a town northwest of the reactors. emergency crews are now hoping to put an under water camera into the radioactive water that is leaking trying to get a look at the source and possibly the spent fuel rods inside. that is where the workers from the radiation are saying crying is useless. outside the plant, a nation struggles with the basics. food has become a source of growing certain. so far 90 nine individually tested food products including spinach, milk, cabbage and celery have turned up with some radio activity. the news has left shoppers like this confused. >> it's a lack of information. so wha
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
it will not affect the workers. with few solutions from even japan's brightest minds, the public has been left confused at best. at an evacuation center outside tokyo today, wary families are frustrated. do you feel like someone should be giving you more information? do you feel like things are safe? we're not experts, she says, so it's hard for us to figure out what's going on. i wish they would explain it to us. living in a shelter far from home, the entire family passes the time making origami. more than 50 so far, because as the superstition goes, it takes 1,000 cranes to make a wish. what will that wish be? his answer? we want to go back to our normal lives again. hard to imagine things getting back to normal anytime soon. about the only thing certain today about japan's nuclear emergency is that the things don't seem to be getting any better. dan? >> they do not. neal karlinsky, thank you. >>> we have pair of experts here to walk us through all they all that this means. michio kaku and joe cirincione. to have water at 10 million times higher than normal in terms of its radiation levels,
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am PDT
from barbara walters and life-long friend, liz smith. >>> there's breaking news from japan this morning. nuclear fallout. radiation, now, poisoning tokyo's tap water. officials warning the water supply's unsafe for babies to drink. >>> plus the first pictures from inside the evacuation zone. >>> and you may have heard of what happened when robin interviewed chris brown. what happened when the cameras stopped rolling. right here on "gma." >>> and good morning, everyone. all of our viewers in the west. george is taking time off. great to have dave muir with us. >> good morning, so sad. >> so sad, we're learning about the in legendary actress, liz taylor passing away. she died of congestive heart failure. surrounded the her four children. >> she was hospitaled six weeks ago, her condition stabilized. it was hoped she could return home. obviously not to be. one of her sons calling her an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love. we'll talk to our friend in a few minutes. >> liz taylor with those beautiful violet e
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, mangled, and absolutely flattened. >> oh, my god. if you can see that. >> reporter: with the funnel cloud hammering right towards them. >> the tornado right there. >> reporter: one student caught it on his cell phone. >> all of a sudden, it disappeared. i looked around. it landed 50 feet in front of me. >> we don't get tornadoes here. >> reporter: in all, close to 330 reports of severe weather in 9 states. and amateur stor
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
to get into that. we'll begin, the latest outside of japan. it's been three weeks since that earthquake. and the nuclear reactor is still not under control. they're trying everything to get it under control. the u.s. has sent over robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to help with the disaster. that's coming right up. >> need some good news. the death toll over 11,000 there. >>> what are the odds of this happening? a stingray jumps into a charter boat, pinning down a tourist. and then -- there's more. an eight-foot shark leaps onboard a fishing boat in the middle of the night. we'll have both of these fish tales ahead. >> some dangerous waters. >>> listen to this. these twins here. that is the baby talk that has everyone wondering if twins communicate in a special language. we'll just watch them. it's a spirited conversation, but only they understand it. >> that will reveal the secret. >>> there's more scares in the skies today
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